The GFG Briefing | 28 September 2018
Published 28 September 2018

Liam and Ellis Barrie of Marram Grass are returning to their Liverpool roots for their second restauarant

Liverpool opening for the team behind Marram Grass, Cinnamon Kitchen City celebrates tenth anniversary with feasting dinner and Blacklock launches its Shoreditch restaurant

Marram Grass team to open new restaurant in Liverpool

Ellis and Liam Barrie, the brothers behind Marram Grass in Anglesey, are opening a second restaurant in their home city of Liverpool. Although the name of the new restaurant has yet to be revealed, it will be located in the city’s Royal Albert Dock. Chef Ellis Barrie, who this week appears in BBC Two’s Great British Menu, has earned a growing reputation for specialising in carefully sourced local seafood and rearing his own livestock. Brother Liam says: “We’re incredibly excited to get the site up and running in such a brilliant part of town. I’m confident that my brother’s cooking and our concept will work well in Royal Albert Dock - we’re Liverpool born and bred so we’re really looking forward to being back in the city to showcase what we do.”

Cinnamon Kitchen to mark its tenth anniversary with special feasting dinner

The City branch of Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen will celebrate its tenth anniversary in Devonshire Square by teaming up with some of London’s most exciting exponents of Indian cooking for a special one off feasting dinner. The 'Decade of Indian Excellence' dinner on November 5 will feature Will Bowlby (Kricket), Asma Khan (Darjeeling Express), Ravinder Bhogal (Jikoni), Cyrus Todiwala (Café Spice Namasté) and Sriram Aylur (Quilon). The evening will kick off with a cocktail and canapé reception, followed by a series of special dishes that best reflect each chef’s style and what they feel encapsulates the Indian dining scene in London over the last decade. Tickets cost £75 per person and can be purchased here.

Opening date announced for Blacklock’s new Shoreditch restaurant

Blacklock Shoreditch will open its doors to the public on October 8. Set in a former Victorian warehouse on East London’s Rivington Street, the new restaurant will bring Blacklock’s signature chops, steaks and sides to Shoreditch, as well as its popular Sunday roast, which is currently exclusive to the Soho restaurant where it has a two-month waiting list. A larger separate bar will see a bespoke cocktail list, curated in partnership with New York speakeasy bar Slowly Shirley.

Read last week's briefing here